Andrea Sisson

Multidisciplinary and conceptual artist working across a variety of mediums including installation, objects and assemblage, performance, writing, digital, vides & imagery. She is a 2010 J. William Fulbright Fellow and her collaborative work has been shown at São Paulo Museum of Image and Sound & Palais de Tokyo in Paris. Recent work examines geography, class, consumption with relation to objects, and the digital age - using ready-mades and an assortment of materials creating portraits more so than critique. In a clash of class with a temporary and provisional atmosphere, the work is slightly tongue and cheek, with a kind of staged formalism, and on the other hand a sentimental questioning of home and life. She is interested in storytelling and new narrative approaches to installation and art - through lecture, video, and digital means. And in her work, an innate touch of institutional critique. 

Sisson began her career with a BA in Design (2010) where she created sculptural and wearable objects/instruments. In 2010 after acclaim for her wearable-instrument, audio-design thesis & installation performance she was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship for academia and art. With the fellowship, Andrea lived in Reykjavik, Iceland authoring the feature-length, experimental documentary, I Send You This PlaceSisson wrote and performs, and with collaborator co-created the imagery, soundscape, and soundtrack. The film, poetically about the perception of mental illness, garnered a New York Times Review, and Andrea + collaborator was selected for Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film 2013.